Four other ministers resign
New ministers in turn announced their resignation from government on Thursday morning, some posting their letter to Boris Johnson on Twitter. They are Helen Whately, the Secretary of State for the Treasury, and Brandon Lewis, the Minister responsible for Northern Ireland, the Minister for Security and Borders, Damian Hinds, and the Under Secretary for State to Science, George Freeman.
In her resignation letter to the UK Prime Minister, Helen Whately said she had advocated for Boris Johnson to stay in recent months, but that “the number of times you can apologize and move on thing is limited”, reports the BBC. ” Enough is enough. This can not go on “, wrote, for his part, George Freemanwhile Damian Hinds estime “For our country, and confidence in our democracy, we need to have a change in leadership. »
The Minister for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, also had harsh words for the Prime Minister in his letter of resignation: “A decent and responsible government is based on honesty, integrity and respect mutual – it is with deep personal regret that I have to leave government, as I believe these values are no longer upheld. »